Why Charlize Theron Wanted to Play Megyn Kelly (Exclusive)

Charlize Theron will soon be stepping into Megyn Kelly’s shoes in an upcoming drama about the fall of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, along with the Oscar winner can be opening up about her decision to take on the sensitive role.

ET’s Lauren Zima talked with Theron at the grand opening celebration of real-estate developer Rick Caruso’s brand new Palisades Village retail center in Pacific Palisades, California, on Thursday, along with she explained what drew her to the upcoming untitled Charles Randolph film.

“I think the idea’s an important story,” Theron shared. “the idea was written truly well, along with I think the idea was the writing, along with the filmmaker, of which made me realize the idea was from the right hands.”

The project, written by The Big Short screenwriter Randolph along with helmed by Jay Roach, tells the story of the women at Fox News who stood up to the toxic atmosphere of harassment along with intimidation along with got Ailes fired via the network.

“We need to tell these stories, for sure,” Theron explained.

The celebrated actress can be among quite a few big-name stars who have signed onto the project, including Nicole Kidman — who can be set to play Gretchen Carlson — as well as Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, along with John Lithgow, from the role of Ailes.

The project can be currently in pre-production, along with there’s no word yet on when the idea’s supposed to hit theaters.

For more on the real story of Ailes’ ousting via the conservative news network, check out the video below.

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